HOW2 copy IDE to SATA?

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Subject: HOW2 copy IDE to SATA?
Posted by:…
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012

I read:
> You  can  buy  integrated motherboards that allow a computer to use
> both  SATA and IDE hard drives. However, only one of the two may be
> used  at  any  given  time  and both cannot be used simultaneously.

So if they can't run on the same PC at the same time, how do you
copy your old IDEs to a SATA?

Are SATAs as reliable as IDE?

== TIA